Lot 190 - 1970 Seat 600
|Odometer reading||74,535 km|
|Result||Sold - £2,520|
The SEAT 600 was a car manufactured in Spain from May 1957 to August 1973 under licence by Fiat. It was a relatively inexpensive vehicle (then 60,000 Spanish pesetas) and was the first car that came within the modest but rapidly growing economic means of most Spanish families from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. The vehicle has become an icon of the period. The SEAT company was born as a joint venture of the Spanish state holding agency National Institute of Industry, six Spanish banks and Fiat- almost all SEAT models up to 1982 were license-built Fiat based cars. Up to 797,319 SEAT 600 and 18,000 SEAT 800 were made until 1973. They were exported to Argentina, Mexico, Poland and Finland. The Fiat version enjoyed far less success in its homeland than the Spanish model, probably because the Italian market was more advanced than the Spanish at the time. Among the reasons for ending production were the thin B-pillars, which made seat belt installation very difficult.
This SEAT is in splendid condition and a very solid example. The engine started first time and ran very well. The red paintwork is in good order as is the black interior. SEAT 600's are the very slightly larger cousin of the Fiat 500 and could be defined as a little more useable. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this lefthand drive SEAT is offered without reserve.
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